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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

A backyard swimming pool not only offers a wonderful source of fun and exercise but provides a gathering place for friends and family time. Swimming can also be a great learning opportunity with games that incorporate counting, searching, organizing, and strategy. However, swimming pools can be dangerous. Keep Your Children Safe in the Pool This … Continued

The Importance of Limiting Screen Time

It can be tempting to use a screen for entertainment and a little break for both you and your child. According to the American Heart Association, children are spending too much of their time in front of screens. How much screen time is okay for children? While kids from age eight to eighteen are averaging … Continued

Solve Winter Boredom with Storytime

The winters in Western New York tend to be long, cold, and snowy. There are a lot of days when spending any length of time outdoors is difficult or even impossible, which means kids tend to get bored in the house and can become a bit stir-crazy after a while. Reading With Your Children One … Continued

The Importance of Family Time

The hectic schedule of modern life makes it easy to overlook the importance of spending time with our children. From birth to adulthood, children thrive on attention from their parents. Our time is one of the most beneficial things we can offer them. The positive effect of personal interaction is huge, impacting social and emotional … Continued

Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Teaching Our Children Compassion

During these trying times, compassion is all the more important. We read every day about acts of violence and aggression and the challenges of putting an end to bullying in our schools. Policies and procedures are a step in the right direction, but small, personal acts of kindness can create a huge, positive impact. Tips … Continued

Summer Safety Tips

Living in Western New York, we wait a long time for the sunshine and blue skies of summer. The warmer weather is a great opportunity for fun activities such as cookouts, travel, swimming, and biking. Safe practices minimize risks and keep children happy and healthy. Here are some helpful safety tips for an enjoyable and … Continued

The Truth About Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a fairly common habit for babies, toddlers, and young children. It’s a natural reflex, and according to psychologists, mimics the soothing effects of breastfeeding. Babies have even been known to suck on a thumb or finger in the womb. When our little ones are feeling stressed, upset, sleepy, hungry, or bored, they … Continued

Are Children at Serious Risk From COVID-19?

At the end of 2019, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) suddenly began popping up across the world. The virus shows up as flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, along with a variety of less common symptoms. The virus spreads easily, currently has no vaccine, and has proven to be more serious in some … Continued

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